The Buffalo Bandits announced the team will host their fourth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night when the Georgia Swarm visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will honor the memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of assistant coach Shawn Williams, lost his battle with Burkitt Lymphoma in 2015.
“We are extremely honored and proud to once again host our Tucker Out Lymphoma Night,” said Bandits Director of Lacrosse Operations Scott Loffler. “Tucker Williams was a special kid whose life was taken from him, his family, and the rest of us way too soon. We miss him each and every day. This night, and future Tucker Out Lymphoma Nights, will continue to honor Tucker’s memory and everything he stood for: bravery, kindness, family and love.”
Dylana Williams, Tucker’s sister, will sing the Canadian national anthem prior to the game. During the game, Bandits players will be wearing special “Braver Than Brave” jerseys that were designed by Tucker’s brother, Dyson, and best friend, Zach Toll, with the help of Projoy and Shawn Williams. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off during the game on the 100 level concourse. Winners will be able to pick up their jerseys following the game.
The team will hold a “lacrosse ball surprise” in the 100 Level concourse, which will give fans the opportunity to go home with individually-signed lacrosse balls for $10 each. Signs that read “I fight for …” will also be available for fans to fill out in honor of loved ones battling cancer.
“Braver Than Brave” replica jerseys will be available in the store throughout the game and special Tucker T-shirts will also be on sale. $75 from each jersey sold and $5 from each Tucker T-shirt sold will be donated to pediatric cancer care.
The Bandits will also be hosting a Bald for Bucks event prior to the game. At 5 p.m., the top fundraisers to the “Buffalo Bandits Fan Team” will have the option to get their heads shaved by a Bandits player. Proceeds from this event will benefit Roswell Park in the name of Tucker and the entire Williams family and will be earmarked for the organization’s new pediatric unit. To donate, visit baldforbucks.org.
Tickets for 100 Level ends and all 300 Level seats will be discounted to $15. $2 from every specially priced ticket will go toward pediatric cancer care. Fans can purchase tickets through bandits.com/tucker.